The Akash 2 Tablet made by UK based Datawind was to be supplied to students in schools and colleges at a price of Rs 2700 by the Government of India. This small budget tablet concept has revolutionised the tablet, notebook and laptop market in India with a spate of budgeted gadgets aimed at the students.
Now another UK-based computer brand ACi unveiled a fully-functional high-resolution screen laptop – Aci Icon 1100 – at Rs 4,999 in the Indian market. The fully functional Windows compatible laptops will be marketed in India by a BSE-listed group company, Allied Computers International (Asia) Ltd.
Hirji Patel, Managing Director, Allied Computers International (Asia) pointed out that introducing such low-cost computing devices becomes more significant in the wake of various state governments like Tamil Nadu, UP and others announcing to provide laptops for students. The company is looking at offering low cost laptops to these state governments, Patel added.
Aci Icon 1100 full specifications:
CPU: VIA CPU
Display: 10.2” LED (1024 x 768 resolution)
Memory: 512MB expandable to 1.0GB RAM
Storage: 4GB expandable to 32GB
Sound System: High Definition Audio
I/O Port: 3 USB 2.0
Communication: 10/100 Ethernet Adaptor, Wireless Adaptor, 3G Ready (Optional)
Card Reader: 1 Push Card Reader, MMC / SD
Imaging Device: Web Cam
Dimension: 11.0(W) x 7.25 (D) 1.0 (H)
Weight: 0.7Kg with Battery